Whenever someone in my native Ireland asks me where in Italy I live and I answer “Calabria,” I almost always get the same reaction: a vacant nod or a question along the lines of “Is that near…?” I find that if I simply say, ‘The Toe,” people can connect that to the visual representation of ‘The Boot’ for which Italy has become so famous. That the a...

The Long Branch New Jersey (USA) Free Public Library and the Long Branch Historical Association are conducting a ZOOM event titled, “Rediscovering Family, Rediscovering Calabria”. A history, Immigration and Family Roots discussion with Steven J Sacco, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Italian at San Diego State University. Wednesday March 3, 2021 at 7pm E...

Calabria is a land where spirituality and nature often merge, giving life to places of extraordinary beauty. In Paola, near Cosenza, a seaside town, the Sanctuary of San Francesco is a stop not to be missed when you visit Calabria. The patron saint of Calabria and the people of the sea was born in Paola, where his remains are kept and a lot of mira...

While traveling across the pond remains, at least for the moment, still a dream, dreaming and planning aren’t forbidden and, certainly, they aren’t dangerous. On the contrary, busying our minds with something pleasant and oriented towards a virus-free future, may be a healthy and   relaxing way to spend some time.  For many Italophiles, moving to t...

Since 1975, Calabria Imports has been a staple of Italian food for communities throughout the area. This family-owned Italian market and deli has focused on quality ingredients and affordable prices, and in a community known as a haven for the South Side Irish, Calabria Imports has established itself as a haven for anyone who loves Italian food. Mo...

A few days ago, during the inauguration of the new President of the United States in Washington DC, there was a moment when the whole world rediscovered, if ever there was a need, the power of poetry. It was when 22 years old Amanda Gorman, the first person to be named National Youth Poet Laureate, delivered her beautiful poem "The Hill We Climb"....

Si è svolto il 27 gennaio, in streaming sui canali social di Lavorare in Calabria, il workshop dal titolo: “Il ruolo dei territori per lo sviluppo del Turismo delle Radici”: un appuntamento a carattere internazionale che ha visto la presentazione di una ricerca scientifica sul tema, a cura della Prof.ssa Sonia Ferrari e della Dott.ssa Tiziana Nicot...

’Nduja is a spreadable spicy cured pork salami from Calabria that gives an incredible kick of flavor – straight from the toe of Italy – to pizza and pasta. But few know that the real ’nduja come specifically from Spilinga, a town in Calabria with a population of less than 2,000. Every family raises and slaughters at least one pig, even the barber. ...

Ten shorts by the Sicilian documentary filmmaker Vittorio De Seta will be made available on the Criterion Channel, January 28. In recognition of 30 years since Martin Scorsese founded the Film Foundation, an organization dedicated to preserving cinema, Criterion Channel is releasing a number of films that have been saved and restored thanks to this...

Much of Italy’s Region of Calabria is coastal, a peninsula in itself surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea. Its southernmost riviera, running along the Ionian Sea between the cities of Riace and Locri, is known as the Costa dei Gelsomini, or Jasmine Coast. One of the wildest coastlines and steeped in history, the magnificent Costa dei Gelsomini winds...